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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 5, 2012 6:55 PM
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The Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark, made their reputation with a series of barely-there indie movies that first attracted attention at the South by Southwest festival. Since then they’ve made films like Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home with well-known actors, using the same improv techniques that built their reputation. Fortunately, their micro-budget movie The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, which they shot a few years ago, is finally opening in theaters.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 16, 2012 12:50 AM
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  • 1 Comment
When micro-indie filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass spun their success with movies like 'The Puffy Chair' into an opportunity to work with full-scale crews and name actors, there were doubts that they could maintain their spontaneous approach and indie credibility. 'Cyrus' dispelled those feelings, and 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' confirms their ability to make pictures that don’t look or sound like anyone else’s.

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